AEW Dynamite Preview for January 15, 2020
AEW Dynamite is a special episode this week as they present Bash at the Beach live from Miami, Florida with one of the best lineups of matches that this company has ever put out (and that’s saying something).
Let’s take a look at how we got here and what to expect from this week’s episode of Dynamite.
What happened last week:
- Kenny Omega and Adam Page beat Private Party. They are 2-1 over their last three matches.
- After the match, PAC once again attacked Michael Nakazawa to try and get a rematch with Omega.
- Riho defeated Kris Statlander in a match filled with interference from the Nightmare Collective of Awesome Kong, Mel, and Luther. After the match, Hikaru Shida and Big Swole ran in to fight off the Nightmare Collective attack while Britt Baker watched from ringside.
- Sammy Guevara defeated Christopher Daniels after a distraction from Pentagon.
- The Dark Order then asked Daniels to join them, but were turned down. The Dark Order attacked him before being run off by the rest of SCU and the Young Bucks.
- Cody and Dustin Rhodes defeated the Lucha Bros.
- Arn Anderson, on behalf of Cody, said that they didn’t have an answer for MJF’s challenge yet and that they would get back to him.
- MJF complained that Cody was afraid of him which brought out DDP. MJF then brought out The Butcher, the Blade and The Bunny who, along with Wardlow, attacked DDP before QT Marshall and Dustin Rhodes ran out to save.
- Jurassic Express defeated Best Friends and Orange Cassidy.
- Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevera, and Jack Hager came out to get Jon Moxley’s answer to their offer to join the Inner Circle. Moxley at first accepted and celebrated before saying that it was a “stupid group” and attacking them. Moxley smashed a bottle of bubbly over Jericho’s head and headed into the crowd as the show went off the air.
Announced for this week:
MJF will get an answer to his challenge from Cody and Arn Anderson. MJF had a list of stipulations in order to face Cody at AEW Revolution that he announced on AEW Dynamite: Homecoming. His stipulations are:
- If Cody lays a finger on him between now and then the match is off forever.
- Cody must defeat Wardlow inside a steel cage.
- Cody will have to allow MJF to whip him with a belt 10 times.
The answer seems like it will be yes which would explain why Cody didn’t save DDP last week, but maybe Arn Anderson as Cody’s manager has some negotiating skills that we don’t know about.
MJF will be in action as he teams with The Butcher and The Blade to take on Dustin Rhodes, QT Marshall, and Diamond Dallas Page.
This will be Diamond Dallas Page’s first match since he took part in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale at WrestleMania 32. It’ll be his first non-battle royale match since he teamed with Kevin Nash to face the Rock N Roll Express at AWE Night of Legends in 2011.
There were a lot of complaints online about all of the interference in the Women’s World Championship match last week, but this match should pay off.
Kris Statlander and Hikaru Shida are two of the aces of the women’s division and they should make for a fun team. This is the first time we’ll see Mel in action in AEW and the first time Awesome Kong has been in a competitive match (non-battle royale) since Double or Nothing.
Last week, Jon Moxley turned down the Inner Circle’s offer and put a huge target on his back. He’ll face Chris Jericho’s protege Sammy Guevara on Dynamite in a one-on-one match. Moxley should be a heavy favorite here as he’s yet to be defeated in AEW, but you have to think that the Inner Circle will be watching this closely. Expect a confrontation with Chris Jericho before, during, or after this one.
This is why you watch AEW Dynamite right here, a true dream match between two of the best going right now.
PAC is laser-focused on getting his rematch with Kenny Omega while Darby is desperately trying to breakthrough that glass ceiling after another loss to Cody. Both of these wrestlers need this win for their own reasons and will be going hard to get it.
The presumptive main event is this four-way tag team match for a title shot at SCU.
As of last Wednesday, Private Party were the #1 ranked team, the Young Bucks were the #2 ranked team, and the Best Friends were the #4 ranked team. Kenny Omega and Adam Page were unranked, but their win against Private Party last week seemingly put them in this match. The third-ranked team, the Lucha Bros, lost to the Rhodes Brothers last week.
This match should be absolutely insane as the amount of talent here is off the charts. Santana & Ortiz should be the favorites as the top-ranked team, but Page and Omega are very dangerous if they can stay on the same page. That said, don’t sleep on the Best Friends.